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 Lord's
 Pic: Adrian Murrell / Allsport
Lordís Cricket Ground
St Johnís Wood
London
NW8 8QN

Rated Capacity: 28,000

Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Tower of London, St Paul's, Harrods -- all linked inextricably with the history of London. And then there is Lord's, linked as much with the history of the city, as with the game of cricket. Though in recent times the power centres of cricket have shifted towards the subcontinent, cricketers of all nations are unanimous in their view that the ultimate high is playing on the turf of Lord's -- cricket's mecca, for the cognoscenti.

Schedule: 14 May, England v Sri Lanka
                Super Six stage - 9 June, Group A 3rd v Group B 2nd
                Final - 20 June

It's limited overs history runs as follows:
Total LOI matches: 23
First LOI match: England v Australia, 26-8-1972
Last LOI match: England v Sri Lanka, 20-8-1998
Highest team total: 334-5 (60 overs) by England v India, 7-6-1975
Lowest team total: 140 (52 overs) by West Indies v India, 25-6-1983
Hundreds: 11
Highest score: 138* by Viv Richards for West Indies v England, 23-6-1979
Five-wicket hauls: 4
Best bowling: 5-34 by Muthiah Muralitharan for Sri Lanka v England, 20-8-1998

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